Earn your graduate level biblical theology or strategic leadership degree
North Central University features two distinct Master of Arts graduate programs to choose from: biblical theology and strategic leadership.
- The online Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program will equip you with a deep Scriptural understanding necessary for your success in churches, academics, or further graduate studies.
- The online Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership program will prepare you for leadership roles in businesses, churches, and other organizations. You’ll be able to choose from one of three specialized graduate degree tracks in addition to the main Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership offering.
Regardless of which graduate degree you choose, you will interact with experts and develop skills that will propel you to the next level of your career and calling.
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Graduate degrees available at North Central University
Why earn a graduate degree at North Central?
A Flexible format for your busy schedule
The online Strategic Leadership Degree is 30 credits and is designed to be finished in 10 courses, allowing you to start and finish quickly and efficiently. All required courses are offered every academic year so you can move through the program on a schedule that works for you.
The online Biblical Theology degree is 36 credits and is also offered in a convenient, fully online format to be completed in 12 courses. The program will become available in the Fall 2021 semester but applications are open now!
Learn more about our graduate program in the 2020-2021 Graduate Studies Catalog and apply to enroll for Spring 2021 online courses, beginning January 13 and March 10th.
Both our M.A. in Strategic Leadership and M.A. in Biblical Theology are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
North Central University is also a participating institution in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
The College of Graduate and Professional Education is a member of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).
What sets us apart
The proof is in the people
Value and Affordability
Our graduate courses provide a value-driven approach to leadership education that will develop the skills necessary to lead organizations effectively while focusing on the personal formation and interpersonal skills of the leader.
Our graduate program has the lowest cost (overall per credit) for a program of our type in the Twin Cities.
Remaining one of the most affordable Christian colleges is something we strive for. Plus, we understand that no one wants to shoulder the financial burden of furthering their education alone. We offer a no-interest monthly payment plan (the Ram Plan) that breaks up the cost of obtaining your degree into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Discounts are available for Assemblies of God and Pentecostal Family Credentialed Ministers, full-time Assemblies of God church employees, full-time NCU employees, and NCU alumni.
Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing graduate degrees.
We understand the value that a graduate degree can have for your career and your life. We also understand how valuable your time and resources are. Our program is tailored to benefit you in a number of ways:
- Evening classes to fit comfortably with your daily schedule
- Fast-track options for obtaining your degree quicker (1, 2, and 3-year options)
- Classes offered fully online
- Practical Teaching
Our undergraduate degrees are designed to feed directly into our M.A. in Strategic Leadership program and tracks, so after you earn your B.A. you can earn a master’s degree with one-two additional years of education.
No. North Central University is a verified 501c3 non-profit university.
Yes. North Central University was founded in 1930 and we have called downtown Minneapolis our home ever since. We proudly prepare students for global leadership and ministry through top-quality academic programs, a spirit-empowered community, and an exciting downtown Minneapolis campus. The most recent data indicates that 94% of respondents had obtained employment within 6 months after graduation.